Less than one mile from Stonehenge, an archeological team has been uncovering another henge. “Bluehenge” as it is being called, was first discovered in secret over a year ago. Archaeologists have been uncovering the circle of indentations, once the site of a great circle of blue stones, and finally announced the discovery yesterday.
The site is located just a little over a mile southeast of Stonehenge near the Avon river, which symbolized life to the prehistoric shamans who built the structures. Stonehenge has long been a source of wonder in the archaeological community, as no stones of comparable size are located anywhere near it. The stones for Bluehenge were most likely extracted from a massive prehistoric quarry in the Pressel Mountains in Pembrokeshire, located 200 miles away across sometimes impossibly rough terrain, while Stonehenge was created using stones from a quarry 25 miles away at Marlborough. The 25 mile trek to drag the stones once seemed an insurmountable trek to archaeologists, but this new site in the Pressel mountains seems to be even more herculean a task for a people who would not use the block and tackle for thousands of years.
The discovery of the new site has led archaeologists to speculate several possible new uses for the sites to the ancient natives to the area. Funeral rites, calendars, dimensional portals, and alien communication have all been put on the table as possible uses for the formations, but still others speculate they may have had multiple uses over the course of their over 1,000 years of use. It turns out that Bluehenge was created around the time that work began on Stonehenge, and may have been an intermediary between the two, serving a purpose until the greater structure could be completed. Alternately, it could have been used as a second step between Woodhenge and Stonehenge, as participants engaged in an elaborate three-stage ritual whose purpose may have varied. It’s no doubt that these rituals would have included funerals, as several cremated bodies were found at Stonehenge.
Others claim Stonehenge to be a nexus point of Ley lines; mystical veins of energy running across the face of the earth. These lines of energy could either be used to perform magical rites, or to ensure the health of the planet. It should be noted that several ancient historic sites including the pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, some of the Nazca Lines, and Machu Pichu. Is this cohesion due to an intense understanding of the stars, or something else entirely? Could their shamans have all actually seen lines of energy flowing across the surface of the earth? Still others point to the monumental task of actually moving the stones themselves, which some say would have been impossible to do without some form of extraterrestrial help. Some point to the shape of Stonehenge, and say it indicates a place for massive alien craft to touch down, like a sort of cosmic landing pad. It is unknown how they were built, but this new site may shed some light on the purpose the stones served. Until then, we can only wonder.